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EC asks BB, financial institutions for information of loan defaulters for CC polls

23 March,2015

RTNN News Desk: The Election Commission (EC) on Monday sent
letters to the Bangladesh Bank and the Bank and Financial
Institutions Division seeking information of loan defaulters, as well
as keeping the scheduled banks open on weekly holidays ahead of three
city corporation election, slated for April 28.

As per the electoral rules, no loan defaulter is eligible to contest
the elections.

The commission also sent letters signed by EC secretary Sirazul Islam
to the LGED ministry, the Public Administration Ministry, the Cabinet
Division, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) and Chittagong Metropolitan
Police (CMP) giving some directives regarding the elections, said an
official of EC Secretariat seeking anonymity.

The EC asked the LGRD ministry not to provide fresh development
allocations in the election areas, and the DMP and CMP to assist
magistrates, deployed to curb violations of the electoral code of

The Election Commission earlier asked the government to deploy a
total of 18 executive magistrates -six magistrates in each city
corporation-in the election areas initially.

Besides, the commission sought necessary manpower from the public
administration ministry for election duties and asked not to transfer
any government officials in the election areas without consent of the

On March 18, Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed
announced election schedules for Dhaka South City Corporation, Dhaka
North City Corporation and Chittagong City Corporation, fixing vote
on April 28.

According to the schedules, the deadline for submission of nomination
papers is March 29 while the nomination papers will be scrutinised on
April 1 and 2 and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is
April 9.

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